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Brygos Painter
Ancient Greek (active ca. 490 BCE - ca. 470 BCE) Primary

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Painter of the Yale Cup
Greek (active ca. 480 BCE - 450 BCE) Primary

Attic Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) with Youth at Altar

480 BCE - 450 BCE

4 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 11 in. (10.8 x 21 x 27.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2157
Geography: Europe, Greece, Nomos of Argolis
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Athenian

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
  • himations - Wool mantles worn by women and men in ancient Greece.
  • kylikes - Ancient Greek drinking vessels in the form of a broad, shallow bowl set on a high foot or pedestal with two upcurving handles.
  • kylikes type C - A type of kylix resembling type B in its general proportions but with a discontinuous contour. The lip is often offset from the bowl and there is a fillet (raised ring of clay) between the stem and foot.
  • meanders - Running ornament consisting of continuous winding lines, either angular or curving. Its name is taken from the river Meander in Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), which twists and turns upon itself like the ornamental motif.
  • Red-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
  • tondi - Circular paintings. For circular two-dimensional motifs, use "medallions (ornament areas)"; use "roundels" for circular panels in architectural contexts.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015

  • Owner Name: Charles Kaufman Williams II
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ownership End Date: 1975

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1963
    Page Number: 396.30BIS
  • The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, 204300, Easton (Pa), Williams, Xxxx0.4300.

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